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This Is The Most Effective Method Of Throwing Paper Into A Bin

By James Fenton

April 26, 2017 at 10:34am


Successfully throwing a crumpled up piece of paper into a bin from distance really is one of life's little pleasures. 

In offices all over the world, a perfect 'bin shot' is usually greeted with cheering and hollering by the thrower themselves or their admiring colleagues. 

Now, a study has revealed the most effective way to throw things, be it a ball of paper in front of mates or a basketball in front of thousands of onlookers.

According to the Irish Times, researchers at Yale University conducted a mathematical analysis of throwing which factored speed, angle and release to establish the most successful techniques.

The results showed that an 'underarm throw' is your best bet for getting that bad boy into the rubbish. 

Dr Madhusudhan Venkadesan, who led the work, said:

“Our mathematical analysis shows that if the thrower is capable of controlling the release angle and speed well, the underarm throw is slightly better for a basketball free throw.”

So there you have it. That's the lunchtime activity sorted.

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